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As Shoprite and Massmart-owned Game discuss new store openings in Kenya, Jumia and Vivo Energy announce a tie up between the two companies and South Africa-based Woolworths releases a trading statement, we round up news from the region.

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South Africa-based Shoprite said Group turnover rose 3.2% to approximately ZAR150.6bn (US$10.6bn), with like-for-like sales up by only 0.1%. The retailer reported its performance improved in the second half of the year and, overall, was driven by its supermarkets in its home market. Sales growth improved as financial year progressed Shoprite described 2018 as a ‘ transformational year ’, wh...
South Africa-based Shoprite has opened its first distribution centre in Nigeria and its first store in Kenya. Meanwhile, SPAR Nigeria has opened its 14 th store in Lagos. Shoprite opens distribution centre in Nigeria… Shoprite has opened its first owned and operated distribution centre in Lagos, Nigeria. The retailer said the 4,700 sq. m centre has taken 12 months to renovate to bring it i...
South Africa-based Shoprite has provided an operational update for the three months ending September 2018. The retailer, which reported its first annual profit decline in 19 years, said that it had enjoyed a small increase in nominal revenue by 0.4% in Q3 2018. The retailer faced multiple challenges which impacted growth, such as currency devaluations, low food inflation and strikes. Results a...

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